Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
I actually make arroz con leche a few different ways, but this one that I saw on food networks 'Simply Delicioso' is the most different from others already posted to this site. I plan on trying it soon, and will adjust description accordingly. If anyone tries it before I do, please let me know what you think!
- 1 cup long-grain white rice
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest (I will probably use orange instead)
- 3 whole cloves
- 4 cups water
- 1 egg
- 3 cups whole milk
- 1 (12 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 cup raisins (optional)
- Soak the rice, cinnamon, zest and cloves in the water in a heavy saucepan for 1 hour.
- After soaking, bring the rice mixture to a boil over high heat. When it starts to boil, lower heat to medium and cook for 10 to 12 more minutes or until water is almost evaporated.
- While rice is cooking, beat the egg. Add the milk and stir well to mix. Add the egg mixture, vanilla and condensed milk to the rice and cook over medium-low heat, stirring carefully, until it thickens slightly or to desired consistency, about 25-35 minutes. Stir in raisins, if desired. I sometimes also like to add a bit of ground cinnamon. Let cool uncovered. The rice will thicken as it cools, but will be thinner than traditional rice pudding.